Abstract

This paper provides a collection of analysed wedding songs and is the third in a series of three papers that extrapolate how gender ideals are emphasized through popular folk practices. The folksongs at the centre of this paper were being actively performed in IndoFijian wedding ceremonies throughout Fiji and in some cases in weddings in various other nations where IndoFijian diaspora exist, therefore, practitioners of wedding songs are noted as significant sources in this paper. This paper reads these songs using a feminist lens that is informed by the works of several feminist authors but specifically using the theories put forward by Judith Butler. The analysis of the songs shows how certain patriarchal ideologies, and stereotypical feminine attributes are emphasised upon society and particularly females in a certain cultural and ethnic context.

How to Cite
VISHAL SHANDIL, Vicky. A Feminist Analysis of Vivah Ke Geet (Wedding Songs). Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], jan. 2021. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/3508>. Date accessed: 16 jan. 2021.